Are scooters legal to ride on the street?
Due to several complaints that we have received about scooters, we have posted the following to answer any questions you might have. According the State of Tennessee some are and some aren't. If a scooter is under 50cc, 2 brake horsepower, has an automatic transmission and has a maximum speed of 30 mph on level ground it may be street legal if it has the proper equipment. A scooter that meets these requirements is considered a "Motorized Bicycle". A legal scooter must have a headlight capable of illuminating 200' in front of it. It must have a taillight capable of being distinguished 100' behind it. It must have at least one brake, a left side mirror and a muffler. If the scooter meets these requirements it is street legal. A scooter meeting these requirements will not have to be registered as it is considered a "Motorized Bicycle". To operate a scooter on the street a person must posses a Chauffer or Motorcycle license. This means that anyone under 14 years old cannot legally ride a scooter on the street.